Tom DeLay has written off both presumptive presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — telling Newsmax TV
that the next commander in chief will have "no integrity."
"The next president of the United States is going to be a person with no character, no faith, no integrity, no understanding of the Constitution," DeLay, the former House Majority Leader, said Thursday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."
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DeLay also dismissed the charge of some Republicans that the party should back whoever clinches the nomination.
"My vote does not belong to the Republican Party. My vote belongs to me and I have a very, very hard time voting for someone that frankly is running on tyranny," DeLay.
But the Texas Republican, who has long opposed the Trump candidacy, left the door open to possibly supporting him at some point.
"Trump is going to have to do a lot of work to fundamentally change to get my vote," he said. "Donald Trump has run on using the power of the government against American people. If you don't agree with him, that is tyranny. We've had that with Obama for eight years and we're going to get it again with Hillary or Trump."
DeLay said that for now he is going to concentrate on supporting state races.
"What I'm going to do is I'm going to shift gears … and try to elect good, solid conservatives, constitutional conservatives and that's what I'm going to be spending my time at," DeLay said.
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